Opening Night Trailer

Opening Night Trailer (1977)

22 December 1977 Drama 144 mins

Actress Myrtle Gordon (Gena Rowlands) is a functioning alcoholic actress who is a few days from the opening night of her latest play, concerning a woman distraught about aging. One night a car kills one of Myrtle's fans who is chasing her limousine in an attempt to get the star's attention. Myrtle internalizes the accident and goes on a spiritual quest, but fails to finds the answers she is after. As opening night inches closer and closer, fragile Myrtle must find a way to make the show go on.

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Gena Rowlands

as Myrtle Gordon

John Cassavetes

as Maurice Aarons

Ben Gazzara

as Manny Victor

Joan Blondell

as Sarah Goode

Paul Stewart

as David Samuels

Laura Johnson

as Nancy Stein

John Tuell

as Gus Simmons

Zohra Lampert

as Dorothy Victor

Ray Powers

as Jimmy


Al Ruban

Al Ruban Producer

Sam Shaw

Sam Shaw Producer

Bo Harwood

Original Music Composer

Al Ruban

Al Ruban Cinematography

International Releases Dates

United States 22 December 1977

Production Companies

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